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swish around

1. To slosh, splash, or swirl around (inside of something). A: "How can you tell the ball is waterlogged?" B: "I can hear water swishing around in it." Don't drink too much water, or you'll feel it swishing around while you're running.
2. To cause some liquid to slosh, splash, or swirl around (inside of something). In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "swish" and "around." Why do you swish your wine around in the glass like that? Swish the liquid around to help the salt dissolve into it.
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swish around

[for a fluid] to slosh or rush around. All that water I drank is swishing around in my stomach. I can hear the water swishing around in the pipes.
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Now 41, she's still super trim and her famous hair still swishes around.
Yasmin's favourite pieces, seen here, include a polka dot print blouse, cut to hug the shoulders and emphasis the waist: soft velvet trousers with a bootleg flare to flatter the thighs and derriere; a rose jacquard coat in a boxy shape, perfect either dressed up for evening or down with jeans for day; and a sexy gold duchesse satin skirt that swishes around the calves, skims over the hips and clings in all the right places.
Conversely, the frail-looking Scott Parkinson's Mercutio swishes around the stage like a gay David Spade.
Inside each canal is a jellylike fluid that swishes around as you move your head in different directions.